The Go Project 48.5mm grind wheels for anti-rocker set-ups have landed. The wheels have been created as a cost effective, convenient and high performance product for a classic, grind friendly wheel set-up.
Go Project took into consideration the following points while making the grind wheel:
The main quality a grind wheel has to have is maximum hardness. The Go Project grind wheels are made with a pouring process (instead of the usual injection moulding). They are then baked / reaction bonded and trimmed to create the hardest, slipperiest possible urethane compound, as hard as plastic but with the durability advantages of urethane. This process naturally creates a slightly varying colour pigmentation on each wheel, so while the finish is a little smokey they ARE the best performing grind wheels.
With a trend towards the use of larger wheels in aggressive skating (and therefore frames with wheels sunk deeper) it only makes sense to make a slightly larger grind wheel so that it can account for the deficit, giving you your perfect groove shape and lock-on. Go Project 48.5mm wheels are the perfect marriage for a ‘mid-sized’ anti-rocker set up, frames with deep bolts or simply any skater who prefers a more secure groove-trick.
Having grind wheels which take bearings is preferable to grind wheels without because there is less rattle and they spin better. It’s useful for your grind wheels to spin at least a little, both while on the grind and while deflecting obstacles away from your frames (but you won’t need high grade bearings which are designed to handle many revolutions per second). As everyone knows, inserting your bearings into grind wheels can be a difficult and frustrating process. To save you an ordeal, the wheels come as standard with Loco Abec 5 bearings pre-inserted (you’re welcome). We also added spacers between the bearings, because, contrary to popular belief, you still may as well have spacers in grind wheels if you want to give them the best chance of spinning.
Please note: These wheels naturally have minor blemishes and slightly variable colour consistency due to the unique baking and trimming process.
Here at Go Project we like to think we are taking product endorsement in the inline industry in a new direction.
Instead of having a 'team' of skaters, we enrole 'guest skaters' who partake in product endorsement PER PRODUCT. Each time we manufacture a run of products with a skater's name associated to it we pay them UPFRONT for their endorsement of that product run.
This pays the skaters their dues and allows us the freedom to work with new skaters on a regular basis.
All profits from the first production run of bearings go to the skaters.